You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:58 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:18 pm
Posts: 2
Not sure how this happened but my 2.5 year old no longer has peanut, egg or milk allergy as of today. Dr. Ham Pong (Ottawa Allergist) gave us the good news today in office. I am so happy its crazy. How my son could go from having 3 serious allergies and having to carry around an Epipen to none makes me feel like spreading hope for everyone.

What a special day for my son and our family! Hope you all hear the same news one day. Now we have to slowly introduce the 3 in small amounts and slowly over time.

I can smell Freedom!

Yipeeeeeeeeeee! :bouncyblue

Sarah


Last edited by sly on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:20 pm
Posts: 150
Location: Barrie Ontario Canada
:happydance :happydance :happydance :happydance YAAAAA so exciting!!!!!

_________________
Sarah
Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 919
Location: Oakville, Ontario
:bouncyblue :bouncyblue Great news! Did Dr. Pong determine this using food challenges? Just curious. Great news for your family!

_________________
15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:18 pm
Posts: 2
Julie wrote:
:bouncyblue :bouncyblue Great news! Did Dr. Pong determine this using food challenges? Just curious. Great news for your family!


He just did the regular needle prick tests in the office.He then told me that I need to introduce the foods to him slowly and in very small amounts for example tip of my finger size as well as egg yoks first etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
:happydance :happydance WOW that is so exciting! You won't even know what do do next time you are shopping, you'll never have to turn a box around again.
Wishing you the best with introducing the foods. :huggy

_________________
DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:53 am
Posts: 373
Location: Alberta
That is fantastic! Thank you for sharing the good news, hope is something we all need.

:huggy
As great as this forum is, I have to say that I have fantasized about not needing to come here anymore.. and with the explosion of treatments in research, I'm sure that day is coming for all of us eventually!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Posts: 129
That is such wonderful news. My son out grew egg allergy (epipen prescribed) when he was 3 yrs old and we too were able to intoduce egg in a home challenge situation (which he passed and that was amazing!). He is now undergoing a barley challenge (in patient hospital challenge) and he is nearly on the end of that (but did have anaphylaxis on day 5 of another challenge so we are not out of the woods yet!).

Fingers crossed for you! go slowly with the challenges and remember to keep them in the diet on very regular basis after that to prevent resenistation.

Great news and good luck :mrgreen:

_________________
twin boys-
c-eosinophilic oesophagitis
j-avoids peanut, sunflower, pineapple all ana-sensitised to maccadaemia.pecan.Passed barley (previous ana) last year...out grew egg ana and peanut at 3 years..became re sensitised with ana at 6 years to peanut.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:29 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6429
Location: Ottawa
That's wonderful! :happydance
Your world is about to blow open-the food, the events....no more anxiety or pre-pre-planning! I'm so happy for your family. :D

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:31 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6429
Location: Ottawa
Momtobunches wrote:
As great as this forum is, I have to say that I have fantasized about not needing to come here anymore.. and with the explosion of treatments in research, I'm sure that day is coming for all of us eventually!


Ah, the bittersweetness of that statement. :huggy

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:58 pm
Posts: 52
:happydance That's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you! Can you imagine grocery shopping now and all the foods you can buy without a second thought? Wow! You've given me hope that DD will eventually out grow her allergies too - she has the exact same ones as your DS.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1115
That news is definitely worthy of :happydance :happydance :happydance !!!

Congratulations and enjoy the freedom :happydance !

_________________
me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:21 am
Posts: 8
Congratulations for your son. It must be such a big relief.....Looking back to what you've done, is there an advice/tip that you want to share with us? I know kids, parents, allergies are different, but any advice is very important.
Please write me an e-mail, if you don't want to go into details on the forum: claire_vl@yahoo.com

Thanks,


Denisa


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:21 pm
Posts: 78
Location: Connecticut, USA
Great news. In the States allergists do in office food challenges because skin and blood testing are only 90% accurate for negative results and a negative result does not mean the person isn't allergic anymore. If the person has had past reactions then allergists here would always recommend an in office or in hospital challenge. My son tested neg to one of his allergens but failed his food challenge in the hospital and needed the epi pen.

Did your child have past reactions to all those foods? if so I'd be very cautious about in home challenges. Hope it all goes very well.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 636
Location: AB, Canada
Congrats! And good luck with everything! Just wondering what his rast/skin results were before? Were the allergies quite mild or severe? Feel free to message me if you prefer.

_________________
DSs 7,7,9 all PA


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group